I'm happy to announce that Over Mount Fuji, a novel by my friend Joel Huan is now available at Barnes & Noble.
Simple put, Over Mount Fuji is the story of a group of international scientists who converge in Japan to first study, then convince the world that the deadliest earthquake to date is not only inevitable, but overdue.
When I was young, I listened to my head. At the university, I chose courses that gave me great job prospects. I took Commerce, with a Major in Accounting, Business Administration, and Law.
After I graduated, I worked as an accountant, an ACA, I found it boring and distasteful. In my spare time, I began writing a novel, a pretty experimental project for myself, simply because I had no formal training in writing or literature.
But immediately my heart took over, beating with my subconscious emotions. Soon I found myself started more writings, moonlighting. My accounting profession suffered (never proceed to CA), as I didn't go for my regular ongoing courses that is required by members of that profession.
Novel writing didn't pay anything back then, but my heart was pumped. I enjoyed my research and writing. A few years later, I tried to sign with an established publisher, but to no avail. I was rejected by every agent I queried. But today I believe that was a good thing. It enabled me to keep polishing my story.
I belonged to two large critique groups (plus a few smaller ones). And I kept ploughing away. While members of my accounting profession were socializing and networking to further their careers, I was alone working on my book.
It took ten years for Over Mount Fuji to be born. And I thoroughly enjoy the process.
Although it's available at Barnes&Noble and Amazon, I'm also offering Over Mount Fuji free online, suppressing the logic of my head lol.